Special Olympics 2014 USA Games:
Where You’ll Find Barnabas Health
Barnabas Health’s more than 1,200 volunteers, which is 10 percent of the total volunteer base for the Games, will participate at various locations throughout the week.
June 15; Prudential Center, Newark
The Opening Ceremony will feature celebrities, music, inspiring entertainment, videos, the Parade of Athletes, and an interactive torch lighting. Highlighting the Games’ theme of Welcome & Acceptance, the Opening Ceremony will celebrate the athletes of the 2014 USA Games and reveal the champion in all of us. Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer, Barnabas Health, will march with the athletes and delegations, and will be featured in a short video.
June 16; Arm & Hammer Park, Trenton
One of the many exciting experiences for the participating athletes will be Family Night at a Trenton Thunder Minor League Baseball game. This experience will include pre-game on-field demonstrations, in-game promotions and videos honoring the athletes competing in the Games. Atiya Rashidi, Director, Patient Experience, NBIMC, and Barbara Mintz, Assistant Vice President, Wellness, NBIMC, will participate in a pregame ceremony on the field. Danielle Russell, the daughter of Mary Beth Russell, PhD, Director, Nursing Education and Research, SBMC, will sing the National Anthem.
June 13 to 20; Special Olympics New Jersey Sports Complex, Lawrenceville
As Presenting Sponsor of Family Programs, Barnabas Health volunteers will staff and provide warm welcomes to the 3,500 athletes, families and visitors at Family Centers located at Special Olympics NJ headquarters and satellite locations throughout the week. Each athlete’s family will receive a welcome bag compliments of Barnabas Health.
June 16 to 19; Mercer County Park, West Windsor
Fans of the Games can visit the Barnabas Health interactive tent at Corporate Park for a fun photo in the Barnabas Health photo booth. Additional activities offered by Barnabas Health include Zumba, balance screenings and cheer board coloring to support the athletes. Corporate Park is open to the community and will feature attractions, a rowing exhibition, concessions, spectator services with information and a family lounge, as well as daily interactive events presented by corporate partners of the 2014 USA Games.
Special Olympics Town for Athletes and Families
June 16 to 20; The College of New Jersey, Ewing
Barnabas Health will join this Jersey Shore boardwalk-themed event by offering photo flipbook photography so athletes can leave the events with a souvenir of themselves in action. Zumba and balance screenings will also be offered by Barnabas Health.
Young Athletes Festival
June 16 to 19; Special Olympics New Jersey Sports Complex, Lawrenceville
The Young Athletes Festival provides opportunities for children ages 2-7, and their families, to take part in an inclusive, innovative play program for children with intellectual disabilities and their peers where they can develop critical early cognitive, social and motor skills and be introduced to the world of sports. Barnabas Health physicians and nutrition and wellness experts will participate in the festival’s Ask the Doc sessions, answering questions and giving referral advice to parents and caregivers.
AADMD Annual Conference
June 16 to 18; Hyatt Regency Princeton
The American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry will hold its annual conference, which provides a forum for health care professionals who provide clinical care to people with neurodevelopmental disorders and intellectual disabilities. Anthony Slonim, MD, DrPH, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Barnabas Health, will moderate a panel discussion on autism, as part of the Special Olympics Symposium of the conference.
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